What do these three countries have in common?
They’re the only three countries in the world who don’t use the metric system. I knew that there weren’t that many countries that didn’t use the metric system, but I didn’t realize that it was only three. Kind of makes us look a little egocentric, doesn’t it?
I also find it interesting that Liberia is on this short list. But, it kind of makes sense given the origin of the country – founded by freed American slaves, system of government modeled after ours, and their capital – Monrovia – named after our fifth President James Monroe. But you knew that, right?
Inspired by this post at I Love Charts.